Besides wildlife safaris, it is now golf tourism in East Africa
- Golf Tourism has just been launched in the form of regional tourism sporting events to attract new sport-oriented leisure travelers.
- The Tanzanian Minister of Tourism and the Kenyan Secretary of Tourism met in the tourist town of Arusha in northern Tanzania to kick off the launch of golf tourism in East Africa.
- Special sports tourism packages will then be arranged to suit international golfers visiting Tanzania.
Tanzania and Kenya, the two main safari destinations in East Africa, have just launched Golf Tourism as regional tourism sporting events that are expected to attract new types of sport-oriented leisure travelers from the region of the East African Community (EAC) and parts of the world. .
The tourism ministers of the two countries have agreed to introduce and then stimulate golf tourism between the two states, with the aim of attracting sports tourists to spend their days in the region.
Golf tourism would also attract world-class golfers to visit the area and then spend their days playing at special golf courses in northern Tanzania and Kenya.
Tanzania’s Minister of Tourism, Dr Damas Ndumbaro, and Kenya’s Secretary of Tourism, Mr Najib Balala, met in the tourist town of Arusha in northern Tanzania to kick off the launch of golf tourism in East Africa.
Now golf tourism will soon be the other attraction or tourism product to attract regional and international visitors, who would then combine their sightseeing routes, wildlife safaris and beach golf vacations.
Special sports tourism packages will then be arranged to suit international golfers visiting Tanzania. Tanzania Golf Union (TGU) President Chris Martin was confident and said Tanzania needs to create golf courses to attract international players and tourists.
Some 140 golfers from 13 countries including USA, Australia, Canada, Belgium, Netherlands, England, China, Kenya, India, Zimbabwe, Africa host country Uganda and Tanzania kicked off the first “Kili Golf” tourism event.
Sports tourism has not been a part of the Tanzania travel campaigns, and the launch of golf tourism would attract more spending where tourists would add more days to stay in Tanzania to enjoy golf.
Golf is one of the sports that attracts large numbers of tourists and generates over $ 20 billion a year globally.
It was from this moment that Tanzania decided to embark on tourism marketing through golf tournaments.
Arusha town is a starting point for tourists booked in the Northern Tarangire, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro and Serengeti Safari Parks.
Targeting to market the East African region as a unique tourism destination, tourism ministers and regional protocol officials from the 6 member states have all agreed to create the annual EAC regional tourism exhibition. (EARTE) with the aim of improving the region’s visibility and marketing. as a unique tourist destination.
East African states will be holding a major tourism exhibition this weekend in Arusha, the safari town in northern Tanzania. It is the first and major tourism exhibition to take place in East Africa.
The exhibition attracted participants from member countries of Tanzania, Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and South Sudan to showcase their tourist attractions as part of regional tourism integration.
Tanzania and Kenya have supported free movement for regional and international travel after the presidents of the two neighboring states agreed to improve regional travel and movement of people.
The African Tourist Office (ATB) is currently working closely with several African destinations to improve intra-African travel through regional tourism platforms.
The East African bloc is now a good example of regional tourism development under a single platform which the African Tourism Board is also campaigning for development across the continent.